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One of the most amazing things about the events at the Natural History Museum is that they take place inside the galleries or outdoors in the Nature Gardens — not in adjoining banquet halls. Whether your guests are seated at the Chimpanzee Table for dinner, dining under the Dueling Dinos or having cocktails by the pond, they will have an amazing experience!
Most events begin in the Grand Foyer or the Rotunda and branch out as needed into the African Mammal Hall or North American Mammal Hall...or both! These rooms can be used in any number of ways, depending on your guest count and the flow of your event. Access to Ground, Level 2 or other galleries is available for an additional fee.
For information about the exhibits housed in each of the galleries, explore our exhibits online.